Precast concrete sound-absorptive walls fix current problems while eliminating future issues. By the time Dwight D. Eisenhower took office in 1953, momentum for a highway system to connect the entire country was at full steam. In fact, Eisenhower himself favored the plan based on his military experiences. With the backing of the president, the Interstate Highway System became official in 1956 thanks to the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act. That act, coupled with the [...]
Photos of a recently completed project in Madison, Wisconsin where the same texture was required on both sides of the wall system.
A wall under construction in Madison, Wisconsin. The sound barrier wall has a flat flute pattern and custom color.
The Santa Monica Freeway in California. Interstate 75 through Atlanta. The Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago. Perhaps these countless acres of concrete and asphalt evoke painful memories of sitting in traffic for hours. They are a small sampling of the busiest highways in North America. The busiest is the 401 in Ontario, Canada. It widens to 22 lanes in some areas, handling about 450,000 vehicles a day. That’s more than five vehicles a second. According [...]